The Missouri Democratic Party holds the distinction of being the oldest political party in the United States established west of the Mississippi River. From President Harry S. Truman to Governor Mel Carnahan, our Party has played a prominent role in supporting common sense approaches to governing that advocate for Missouri’s working families and keeping our government accountable. Democrats understand that every person deserves the opportunity to succeed when they work hard and play by the rules. We believe that vital tools like quality education, access to healthcare, civil rights and a responsible budget are the key ingredients to good governance and greater opportunity for all.
Pay inequality is real - in Missouri, women are paid $0.71 for every $1 a man is paid for the same work. Democrats are fighting to guarantee Missouri women get equal pay for equal work.
Will you join the fight?
In Missouri, you can still be fired simply for who you are or who you love. The Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) would end that. But despite support for a broad coalition from both Parties and hundreds of business leaders, many legislators are standing in the way.
Think it's finally time to pass MONA?
Decades after Democratic President Lyndon Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act with the help of civil rights leaders, Republicans across the country are fighting to bring new methods of disenfranchisement like Voter ID, hitting the poor, the young, and the elderly hardest.
Will you help us fight back?
Through shady groups and personal mega-donations, billionaire Rex Sinquefield has funneled millions into Republican statewide candidates. He’s handpicking the GOP’s 2016 electoral slate, and without contribution limits, he’ll spend any price to buy election day.
Let Rex know he can’t buy your vote.
For too many Missourians, working full time often isn't enough to get by. Democrats believe every working Missourian deserves a decent, living wage, because no person that works hard and plays by the rules should live in poverty.
Will you stand up for Missouri workers?
Due to GOP obstruction, 300,000 hard working Missourians are missing the chance to have quality healthcare coverage though Medicaid Expansion, and the state is losing billions of dollars in investment. This is a crisis - let's put an end to it.
Are you with us?
Missouri has fallen short of its commitment to public schools, as each year the GOP-led legislature underfunds Missouri's Foundation Formula, instead forcing through new, hazardous tax breaks for the wealthiest.
Will you join us in telling them Missouri schools come first?
The Missouri GOP has a national reputation for being backwards on women's issues. With a dangerous delay on access to reproductive care, and cadre of leaders using terms like "legitimate rape" and "manly firmness," it's become a tragedy.
Will you help us fight back for Missouri women?
Wealthy extremists and big corporations are working with their cronies in Jefferson City to silence the voices of working families in the hopes of lowering wages, weakening unions and jeopardizing quality of life for ALL workers.
Will you fight back for working families?